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Picnic Weekend - Monday, August 3rd 2009 20:10
The rain has not totally abated yet. The final stats are in and July 2009 was the wettest month ever recorded in Ottawa and that is looking back over records going back almost...
Dry At Last - Thursday, July 30th 2009 19:27
The last two weeks have been amazing - just endless rain. In fact we have only had two days fit for quadracycling, including today. This July has been very much like last year's...
Wheel Maintenance - Friday, July 17th 2009 17:45
I got to do a little unscheduled maintenance today and it turned out to be simpler than I thought it would be, in fact no problem at all.While Ruth was in grocery shopping...
Success! - Sunday, July 12th 2009 18:25
Today was our next attempt to complete the 30 km round trip downtown on an Alcatel-Lucent Bike Day. Our two previous attempts this year had been thwarted by breakdowns and we...
No Rain Today! - Thursday, July 9th 2009 11:12
Today the rains finally abated long enough to get out on our Rhoades Car 4W2PCP and do a run down to Giant Tiger to buy some milk. The past two weeks have been pretty wet and...
The Colonel By Drive - Another Unsuccessful Attempt - Sunday, June 28th 2009 16:03
I should start off this report by admitting that this breakdown was entirely my own fault and not due to any design problem with the Rhoades Car. It was even an after-market...
Library Run - Monday, June 22nd 2009 14:40
It is finally officially summer, the solstice having been yesterday. We missed another Sunday bike day on the Colonel By Drive yesterday. We were actually keen to go, but we had...
Fixed - I hope - Wednesday, June 17th 2009 11:07
After cleaning the errant pedal and crank threads carefully and gooping it up with Permatex Red on Sunday, torquing it into place and then leaving it to dry for almost three...
Good News - Bad News - Sunday, June 14th 2009 16:43
The good news is that today was sunny and warm, no one was sick, there was no rain or other city events that pre-empted the Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikeday on the Colonel By...
Another Not Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikeday on Colonel By Drive - Sunday, May 31st 2009 18:01
Yup today was another Sunday and should have been an Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikeday on the Col By Drive, but again we didn't get out quadracycling.We were very keen to go and the...
Blogging About Blogging - Wednesday, May 27th 2009 13:00
Here is something that I am definitely excited about, there is a new blog about quadracycling that has just been started! David and Andrea live in Winnipeg and have just ordered...
Quadracycle Work - Saturday, May 23rd 2009 20:27
Last year most of our quadracycling trips were recreational in nature, nice Sunday drives together, picnics, that sort of thing. But this year we seem to be using our...
Not the First Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikeday - Sunday, May 17th 2009 18:23
Today was the first Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikeday of 2009, starting a season of Sunday quadracycling all the way into downtown Ottawa that will last until 6 September. Well at...
Four Wheels Good – Three Wheels Different - Wednesday, May 6th 2009 8:24
Our regular contributor Gordon Koppang from Lethbridge, Alberta recently sold his Rhoades Car 4W1P single seater and purchased a Catrike Villager tadpole-style tricycle...
Quadracycling in Montreal - Tuesday, May 5th 2009 15:27
On the first weekend in May Ruth and I decided to go to Montreal to celebrate our tenth anniversary. While we were there we did what all the tourists do in Montreal - saw the...
More Quadracycle Gardening - Monday, April 20th 2009 16:41
Our garden is designed to be very low maintenance. We have no grass at all, our front garden is all junipers and cedar bark mulch instead. This means that we only have to...
Time to Re-Tire? - Thursday, April 16th 2009 18:16
For the last two seasons we have been running our Rhoades Car 4W2PCP on the tires that came with it from the factory. These are Chinese-made Cheng Shin tires 20 X 2.125 with a...
Quadracycle Gardening - 2009 Edition - Sunday, April 5th 2009 16:01
This year Ruth decided that she wants to do some vegetable gardening and less flower gardening. Sounds relatively easy and practical! However we really needed to get some soil...
Some Steering Maintenance - Friday, April 3rd 2009 15:19
While doing the test drives a couple of days ago I noticed that there was a fair amount of lateral free-play in the front wheels. This is similar to what Gordon Koppang wrote...
We're Back! - Tuesday, March 31st 2009 15:23
Well sort of. We got in the first quadracycle ride of the season today, six days earlier than last year, but that is not to say that we went very far. Today was the first dry...
At Least Someone Is Quadracycling - Thursday, February 5th 2009 10:03
Yes here in Ottawa it was -23C this morning with windchills close to the -40 mark. There is about three feet of snow on the ground and the roads are either snow-packed or...
The 2008 Quadracycling Season - Monday, December 22nd 2008 16:36
Yesterday was the winter solstice, the official first day of winter. Actually we have winter here for a while. Today was very cold, with high winds and high wind chills. We also...
Gordon's Story from 30 November 2008 - Wednesday, December 3rd 2008 9:52
Our quadracycling season was ended by a pretty good snowfall and the associated salt that the city dumps on everything in sight. But the same is not the case in other parts of...
Some People Are Still Quadracycling - Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 18:53
Even though here in Ottawa we have been too snowed in (and the roads salted) to take our Rhoades Car out, that is not the case in every part of Canada. As our correspondent in...
Season's End? - Tuesday, November 25th 2008 15:06
After the early part of November turned out to be really nice, not surprisingly things cooled off rapidly. We have been out for a few short rides in the past couple of weeks,...